Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety
This national qualification is suitable for those who assess fire safety in complex premises e.g:
- Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
- Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
- Designers – designers and architects of new buildings and alterations to existing
- Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers
This qualification applies to those who audit complex premises and venues, such as shops and shopping centres, offices, hotels, residential care homes, industrial units, firework displays and pop concerts. Premises which are beyond the range of DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guides. They may require guidance documents such as BS 9999, BS 9991, ADB, LACORS, Sports Grounds.
National Occupational Standards (NOS)
This qualification has mandatory and optional units. The optional units are worth 3 or 4 credits. To achieve the Diploma a minimum of 7 credits must be achieved.
There are six mandatory National Occupational Standards:
There are six optional National Occupational Standards:
There are two routes to achieving this qualification:
Note: The qualification can also be achieved by a combination of the two above routes.